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Below is our complete Kicking K8 news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Crash Music, Inc. recently announced that Kicking K8, the Pacific Beach, California hard rock band, has officially signed a multi-album record deal with Crash Music, Inc.
What started out as a jam band around Pacific Beach, CA in late 2005 has turned into one of the most sought after live acts to come out of San Diego in some time. National radio airplay and interviews on top modern rock stations, such as San Diego's Rock 105.3, WJJO, 90FM, K-BEAR, KOMP, KUPD, and Rebel Radio. They also made appearances on numerous radio fests, including repeat appearances at WJJOs BAND CAMP, where they will make an appearance again next year.
They have been included on the last three Jagermeister Music Tours, playing shows alongside the likes of Disturbed, Stone Sour, Staind, Three Days Grace, and more. The band has played 160 shows in 10 states, with no label support.
The band also recently filmed multiple appearances for the ESPN racing reality series American Dragster. The band's debut CD will be released via Crash Music on March 24, 2009, and distributed by EMI. You can check out the first single "Score," at this location.
"Rock Against Diabetes 2008" was held at Club Rox in Las Vegas, Nevada. The club was kind enough to provide R.A.D. with a venue for the two-day event. Many artists gave of themselves to support the cause, which will not be forgotten by all of us that struggle with diabetes on a daily basis.
I got the chance to talk with the event founder and organizer, Darrin Buchanan, and he explained how all of this came about. Two years ago, Darrin's foot died on him virtually over night. He underwent a number of tests and the result was diabetes and that part of his foot would need to be removed. Here is a 36 year old man with a wife and young daughter and he was facing the fight of his life. From that experience Rock Against Diabetes began. The first event was held is Canada and Darrin, in his wheelchair, was keeping the show flowing and the event was a success. A chain of events led to a second surgery to remove more of Darrin's leg from the knee down, and now Darrin would be walking again after 2 years with the help of a prosthetic leg. It was fantastic to see Darrin running around for two days along with his lovely wife Lindsey. They are my heroes! I am sure glad we are on the same team in this daily fight that we diabetics face each day. They give me strength and hope! More...
Opiate For The Masses drummer Seven Antonopoulos has thrown his services into the hat to take part as one of the drummers in the amazing All Star Band that has been put together over the past few months by Guns N Roses guitarist Bumblefoot (Ron Thal). Seven was approached by the newest sponsors of Rock Against Diabetes - Las Vegas Dirtbag Apparel and Entertainment and was immediately up for the gig.
Seven AntonopoulosAntonopoulos will bring a savage assault on the drums, where a definite heavier edge will be brought to the All Star Band allowing for some very memorable moments to take place. Joining the All Star Band will be a myriad of exceptional muscians including Lez Warner (The Cult), Rafael Moreira (Pink, Paul Stanley, Magnetico), Nate Morton (Paul Stanley, Hannah Montana), Constantine Maroulis (American Idol), Francesco DiCosmo (Thin Lizzy) and more!
Dirtbag Music and Vegas Fuel are proud to announce KICKING K8 to the Rock Against Diabetes lineup as well as Illinois band DOGS DIVINE whom are currently on tour with LA Guns and Faster Pussycat.
The bands participating in the 2 day Rock Against Diabetes event are: Starving For Gravity, Kicking K8, Dogs Divine, Magnetico, Karneval (featuring Dario Lorina), Leatherwolf, L.A. Guns, Y&T, Bumblefoot of Guns N Roses and his All Star Band. The event will be hosted by Big Brother 8 winner the Notorious Evel Dick Donato and Penthouse Pet of the Year 2008, Erica Ellyson.
There will be tons of live auctions, raffles and giveaways, autograph sessions and more during the 2 days.
Tickets are still available at rockagainstdiabetes.org as well as at the door until they sell out.
The first dates for the Jagermeister / Vegas Fuel / Ethos Motorosports New Music Tour with Kicking K8 and Evilocity, as well as Onesidezero and Fahrenheit 420 on select dates have been announced. The tour dates are:
August 13th in Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter
August 14th in Cincinatti, OH @ The Blue Note
August 15th in Indianapolis, IN @ The Rock Lobster
August 16th in Detroit, MI I @ Rock Nightclub
August 18th in Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
August 19th in Merrill, WI @ Ballyhoo's w/ Fahrenheit 420
August 21st in Cedar Falls, IA @ The Reverb
August 22nd in Omaha, NE @ The Rox
August 24th in Littleton, CO @ Toad Tavern
August 25th in Billings, MT @ Eagles Club
August 26th in Spokane, WA @ The Blvd.
August 27th in Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlife
August 31st in Idaho Falls, ID @ The Peppertree
September 1st in Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
September 2nd in Corvallis, OR @ Club Platinum
September 5th in Reno, NV @ Club Underground
September 7th in San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle w/ Onesidezero
September 11th in Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome w/ Onesidezero
September 12th in Las Vegas, NV @ The Cheyenne Saloon w/ Onesidezero
September 13th in Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues w/ Onesidezero
Following on the heels of their debut EP release entitled "LIAR," San Diego based metal band KICKING K8 has been added on select dates of the 2006 Spring JAGERMEISTER MUSIC TOUR featuring CHIMAIRA, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, and HATE ETERNAL on April 6th at the San Diego House of Blues, and with STAIND and THREE DAYS GRACE on May 12th at the Pechanga Casino in Temecula, California. For more information, visit jagermusic.com for tickets and a full list of concert dates.
SoCal Rockers KICKING K8 have be added to two shows on the sold out Jagermeister Music Tour featuring Disturbed and BloodSimple. The band were offered the Jan 16th Phoenix, Az show as well as hometown show Jan 19th, in San Diego, Ca. Kicking K8 recently finished up recording their debut, which will soon be available for promo in a unique marketing campaign exclusively through Jagermeister promotions. The band starts their tour beginning Jan 16th with dates confirmed through April. Kicking K8's current single, LIAR, was added to numerous modern rock stations beginning 12/27.
San Diego based hardcore metal band KICKING K8 will co-headline this years FREAKFEST SHOW along side POWERMAN 5000, and (hed)PE November 18-20 at the National Orange Show Grounds in San Bernardino, CA. KICKING K8 will headline outdoor stage2 on Sunday November 20, and comes on the eve of the bands campaign to add at active rock radio. Visit freakfestshow.com for more information.
KICKING K8 recently made WJJO FM 94.1, Madison WI, station history by becoming the first "unsigned" metal band to ever go 5 consecutive days on the stations nightly voter box up matches topping, SEVEN WISER, SILVER TIDE (twice), and SPONGE before bowing to Scott Ian of ANTHRAX's side project. "We're just honored to be mentioned in the same breathe as these great bands," stated Mark Evans, guitarist with KICKING K8.